BIG family life

The blog posts which probably mean more to us than you. Our day to day stuff which, one day, our kids will look back on and laugh at. Or use in court. Or talk about with their psychiatrists.

The Walking Disaster

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Despite clear leaps forward over the last hundred years with such things as indoor loos, disposable nappies, snot sucker-outerers, nappy wipes, toddler-leashes & Phenergan, I’m not convinced parenting is getting any easier.

Dumb & Dumbist

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Riding roughshod over my very own forestry and cave system was not the direction I thought things would take when we took off on our big lap some sixteen months ago.

Cruise News

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A year ago if someone doing a big lap told me, even someone doing it with five kids, they needed a holiday I’d have scoffed mightily in their direction. And yet…

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Bad Habits

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We’d been parked in the driveway of friends for a few days and since with their mob of nine there were fourteen kids running about – or more specifically hanging about in our bus playing – finding a couple of hours of peace to focus on writing has been difficult.

Pardon My French

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Wow. So much wow. Wow for the boat ride. Wow for the dad joke banter of the captain and his crewmate. Wow for the seal colony. Wow for that seal colony smell. And wow for seeing my kids finally silenced.

We’ve Gone Too Far

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One of the wonderful things about this big lap lifestyle is watching our kids progress from being afraid of dirt on their hands to wading into a creek. On the other hand…

This Sucks!

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“The worst thing in the world has happened,” came Miss8’s emotionally charged whine from the back seat of the car. I had my doubts.